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Robert J. Patch, patent lawyer
Robert J. Patch, a patent lawyer and partner in the Alexandria law firm of Young & Thompson, died Sept. 5 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He was 86. He lived in Alexandria. The cause was cancer, said his son, Andrew Patch. BRAEMAR ...
Tiger Lawyer: A Double-Edged Concept
It's hard to pass by a comic named Tiger Lawyer. No, it isn't a play on words – this independent comic is exactly what it claims to be, the story of a tiger that left the jungle to become a lawyer. Released through the small print house Challenger ...
Zimmerman lawyer says no threat with gun, blames 'heightened emotions' in ...
Zimmerman lawyer says no threat with gun, blames 'heightened emotions' in ...
Dear US lawyer: I'm overseas and need your help (and trust account)
The scam involves hiring a lawyer to help recover funds owed by a North America-based company from a real estate transaction, a divorce settlement, or a lawsuit claim. The fraud begins with an e-mail letter from a prospective client who claims to be ...
R.I. judge orders lawyer to pay $1000 for release of Kimberly Fry's pre ...
R.I. judge orders lawyer to pay $1000 for release of Kimberly Fry's pre ...
Trevino lawyer doubts murder scene inside St. Paul house
Lawyers agreed Monday that witnesses will be sequestered, but that they would waive sequestration on a case-by-case basis for family members and friends who want to watch the trial and will not be recalled to the witness stand. Dusterhoft said that ...
Zimmerman lawyer says no gun threat against wife
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida say the estranged wife of George Zimmerman has changed her account of what happened Monday -- so they haven't filed domestic violence charges against Zimmerman. Shellie Zimmerman was sobbing when she ...
Alexander 'Sandy' Spater | 1943-2013: Lawyer championed civil rights
Alexander “Sandy” Spater, a central Ohio lawyer who represented victims of discrimination for four decades, died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70. He will be inducted posthumously into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of ...
Art heist trial held up over lawyer's sneakers
BUCHAREST, Romania -- A lawyer found he couldn't sneak into court late, at least not wearing jeans and blue suede sneakers. Judge Ioan Adrian Chitoiu slapped defense lawyer Catalin Dancu with a maximum fine of 5,000 lei ($1,148) Tuesday for flouting ...
Charles Taylor's lawyer needs a lawyer
For more than three years, the charismatic defence lawyer Courtenay Griffiths has stood in front of international judges, arguing that former Liberian President Charles Taylor is not responsible for the horrific rapes, murders, and mutilations ...
Lawyer's View: Portfolio Loans
A combination of real estate lawyers and corporate finance lawyers worked together to finalize the transaction. A major issue was how to close the loans in such a short time frame. It went remarkably well, and we closed the transaction in 60 days. One ...
Lawyer's View: International Lenders
This part of the cycle, things have changed so much that we see lenders of all types. We see banks and life companies loaning money, as we traditionally have seen. Now we see all sorts of lenders, ranging from publicly traded REITs to funds that use ...
YouTube Drunk Driving Confessor to Enter a Plea, Lawyer Says
The Ohio man who confessed in a YouTube video to hitting and killing another man in a drunk driving wreck plans to plead guilty to a felony homicide charge, his lawyer said. YouTube Drunk Driving Confessor to Enter a Plea, Lawyer Says. Matthew Cordle ...
Art Heist Trial Held up Over Lawyer's Sneakers
Don't mess with my blue shoes, a lawyer told a court in Romania. Defense lawyer Catalin Dancu was hit Tuesday with a fine of 5,000 lei ($1,148) — the maximum allowed — for flouting dress regulations and for being late at the trial of five Romanians ...
Mugabe appoints ZANU-PF lawyer as Zimbabwe finance minister
Chinamasa, a lawyer who led ZANU-PF negotiations to form a unity government with the MDC after a previous disputed election in 2008, was one of Mugabe's staunchest defenders in the immediate aftermath of this year's vote. "When 3.95 million people go ...
Did This Lawyer Allow Lamar Odom To Review Her Client Files While He Was ...
Did This Lawyer Allow Lamar Odom To Review Her Client Files While He Was ...
George Zimmerman Loses Lawyer as Cops Seek Fight Video
George Zimmerman's lawyer said today he will no longer represent the man acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, even as police say that Zimmerman or his wife could face charges over Monday's domestic dispute. Zimmerman's ...
George Zimmerman Loses Lawyer as Cops Seek Fight Video
George Zimmerman's lawyer said today he will no longer represent the man acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, even as police say that Zimmerman or his wife could face charges over Monday's domestic dispute. Zimmerman's ...
Lawyer Susan Van Note faces 2nd murder charge in Camden County
Lawyer Susan Van Note faces 2nd murder charge in Camden County. She's an attorney from Kansas City accused of killing her father by forging documents while he was hospitalized. Email · print. Comments. 0 ...
Lawyer fights contempt order, avoids jail
SAN DIEGO — A defense lawyer who refused to answer certain questions in court last week about a former client has been allowed to remain out of county jail while she challenges a judge's contempt-of-court ruling. Terry Zimmerman, a deputy public ...
Romanian lawyer fined $1150 for wearing snazzy kicks to court
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Don't mess with my blue shoes, a lawyer told a court in Romania. Defense lawyer Catalin Dancu was hit Tuesday with a fine of 5,000 lei ($1,148) - the maximum allowed - for flouting dress regulations and for being late at the trial ...
Obama to nominate Carlin as DOJ's chief national security lawyer
Carlin has held the post of acting assistant attorney general for national security since March when Lisa Monaco left to become the president's homeland security and counterterrorism adviser. The nomination requires Senate approval. A graduate of ...
Ariz. Ex-Cop's Lawyer Attacks Witness, His Partner
A jury on Tuesday began deliberating the fate of a former Phoenix police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed suspect and his dog. The deliberations came after the defense attorney for now-fired officer Richard Chrisman said the defendant's ...
FilmOn Lawyer Says CBS Attorney Didn't Tell Court …
UPDATE: 11:25 PM: Today's contempt of court order against streaming service FilmOn and its CEO Alki David was based on missing information claims the company's lawyer Ryan Baker. In a statement sent to me this evening, Baker says CBS' legal reps ...
Lawyer Slams Probe Into Daghestani Journalist's Murder
MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- A lawyer representing the family of a prominent journalist who was assassinated in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Daghestan is demanding that the investigation into his murder be conducted by experts in Moscow, ...
Ex-Police Chief Buffis to sell home to pay for lawyer
SPRINGFIELD -- Former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis will receive a court-appointed attorney, but he is going to try to sell his home in Pittsfield to pay for it, according to court documents. A federal court judge has granted Buffis' request to ...
Police: Either George Zimmerman Or His Lawyer Is Not Telling The Truth
The Florida police chief that is actively investigating a confrontation between George Zimmerman, his wife and his father in law says someone is lying: either George Zimmerman or his lawyer. Both the Lake Mary Florida Police Chief, Steve Bracknell, and ...
The Lawyer as Citizen
Perhaps the most alarming fact about contemporary progressivism is that it is a movement led by radical lawyers. The use of the law to undermine our constitutional tradition is in effect the use of the law to undermine itself. But worse than that, it ...
NJ police: Reality stars' lawyer isn't an attorney
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2012 file photo originally released by Walgreens shows Chris Laurita, left, and his wife Jacqueline Laurita, of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," at Walgreens 8000th Store Opening in Los Angeles. Authorities say a man who told ...
NJ Police: Reality Stars' Lawyer Isn't an Attorney
Authorities say a man who told police that he was an attorney for two cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" falsely represented himself as a lawyer. The Record ( (link) 18cbHtz) reports 53-year-old Mark McGuire, of Franklin Lakes ...
Lawyer Is Suspended for Frivolous Claims Despite Having Another Attorney as ...
Lawyer Is Suspended for Frivolous Claims Despite Having Another Attorney as ...
Do Not Become a Lawyer
A few pending anniversaries to mention: the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; my 45th birthday tomorrow; I have been practicing law for 14 years; and my second year of writing this column for Above the Law is fast approaching. Really, the only ...
Michael Jackson's mom must testify again, AEG lawyer says
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's mother will be called back to testify by AEG Live as its last witness in their defense of Katherine Jackson's wrongful-death lawsuit on Monday, an AEG Live lawyer said Wednesday. AEG Live lead attorney Marvin ...
Court keeps lawyer out of jail, for now
SAN DIEGO — An appeals court ruled Wednesday that a defense lawyer cited for contempt after refusing to answer certain questions about a former client will not have to report to jail while her legal challenge is pending. The 4th District Court of ...
Lawyer Wants Psych Exam For Man Who Stabbed Deputy, Escaped
DETROIT (WWJ) – A public lighting problem that plunged multiple Detroit public buildings into darkness also delayed an arraignment in a high-profile court case. Abraham Pearson, 25, was set to appear via video at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice on ...
Shellie Zimmerman lawyer: 'She believed George was armed'
Two days after police were called to a dispute between George Zimmerman and his wife, her lawyer said she did nothing wrong and is anxious to finalize her divorce without any more drama. "Shellie Zimmerman wants this relationship to end with a whimper ...
Sunnyvale: Lawyer for family calls police shooting 'inexcusable'
SUNNYVALE -- Family members of a Sunnyvale man shot and killed last week by six police officers have hired Oakland civil rights lawyer John Burris who today described the shooting as "excessive" and "inexcusable." "The family has a right to be outraged ...
EU Court Lawyer Cautions Against Short-Sales Rule
A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice says continent-wide rules on short-selling are overreaching and should be thrown out. In an opinion Thursday, the court's independent Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, said the rules threatened to replace ...
EU court lawyer wants short-selling regulation thrown out
BRUSSELS – A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice says continent-wide rules on short-selling are overreaching and should be thrown out. In an opinion Thursday, the court's independent Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, said the rules threatened ...
Medical examiner for Trayvon Martin case fired, as lawyer launches suit
The medical examiner who gave weak courtroom testimony about his autopsy of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has been fired, and his attorney says a discrimination lawsuit is pending. Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office officials said on Wednesday that ...
Pa. lawyer: Same-sex ruling limits clerk's power
Tom Corbett's top lawyer says a new court ruling stopping a Pennsylvania county clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples resolves whether local officials have discretion to decide which laws to uphold. General Counsel James Schultz ...
Meet the lawyer who keeps some of America's worst charities in business
Of that, nearly $880 million went to pay their outside solicitors, most of which also were the lawyer's clients. In a two-hour interview with the Times and CIR, Copilevitz calmly deflected criticism aimed at his clients. He sat at a conference room ...
Houston lawyer wins Texas A&M Aggie 12THMAN plate auction for $115000
AUSTIN – Maybe the maroon Texas license plate 12THMAN that was auctioned this week should have read BIG$$$. The winner, Houston trial lawyer Tony Buzbee, forked out $115,000 for the privilege of having the plate. Buzbee, a former Marine officer, said ...
DA: Disbarred lawyer swindled millions in real estate deals
A disbarred lawyer from Old Westbury admitted Thursday that he swindled more than $4 million from several people -- including his own wife -- in real estate deals, prosecutors said. James Kalpakis, 52, pleaded guilty to the top count of grand larceny ...
Lawyer's response to client's bad Avvo review leads to disciplinary complaint
An Illinois employment lawyer is accused of revealing confidential information about a former client when the lawyer responded online to a negative review on Avvo. Lawyer Betty Tsamis posted a response after her ex-client claimed Tsamis accepted a $1 ...
DA: Lawyer who stole client settlements sentenced
A personal injury lawyer from Manhasset who stole almost $400,000 from clients' settlements was sentenced Thursday to up to 7 years in state prison, the Manhattan district attorney's office said. John Ioannou, 58, had also fraudulently negotiated at ...
RI chief disciplinary counsel: lawyer committed misconduct by lying on driver ...
RI chief disciplinary counsel: lawyer committed misconduct by lying on driver ...
IBM Insider Trading Suspect to Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says
A former securities analyst extradited to the U.S. from Hong Kong in March pleaded guilty to his role in an insider trading scheme involving International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)'s $1.2 billion acquisition of SPSS Inc. Trent Martin, 34, an ...
Lawyer: No Charges for Utah AG in Bribery Probe
A federal bribery investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow ended Thursday without charges, enabling him to shrug off at least some of the allegations that have dogged him since taking office in January. Though he won't be charged by the U.S. ...
DA: Disbarred lawyer stole millions in real estate deals
A disbarred lawyer from Old Westbury admitted Thursday that he stole more than $4 million from several people -- including his wife -- in real estate deals, prosecutors said. James Kalpakis, 52, pleaded guilty to the top count of grand larceny and ...